APEX SPEAKS ANILOX – FLUENTLY.
Apex International is an award-winning global leader of anilox rolls, sleeves, glue sets, metering products, and print maintenance solutions. With five production facilities on four continents, a growing portfolio of clients in over 80 countries, and a high-performance continuous-improvement culture, Apexs mission is the customers production success. Through technical innovation, service, and manufacturing precision, Apex delivers reliable, durable, and predictable metering solutions to its clients presses every day.
GLOBAL STANDARDS, LOCAL ATTENTION
Each of Apexs five worldwide production facilities maintain common quality-control methods and equipment to ensure equivalent product standards, regardless of the manufacturing plant. Critical high-grade anilox production materials are centrally standardized, OEM-spec libraries are continually updated, and Quality Control calibration is performed daily. These steps are crucial for integrated printers who require print predictability for their customers global brands.
INNOVATION: THE DRIVING FORCE
From materials to manufacturing processes, Apex maintains a culture of innovation driven to set new standards in anilox performance. Not only did Apex help pioneer the original 60-degree hex cell engraving and patent the revolutionary GTT engraving, but also enabled high-performance flexo through advances in laser technology, ceramics, and metallurgy. Few companies reinvest such a high percentage of revenue back into R&D.
APEX REMOVES THE VARIABLES
In flexography, the staggering combinations of plate, ink, press, speed, operator – and even climate – all conspire to reduce predictability on-press. As the heart of the flexo press, the anilox roll is the foundation of the printing process. Limiting the possible variables at the ink transfer stage — engravings, ceramics, TIR tolerances, volume, wear — will provide the stability required to achieve print consistency and press efficiency. Through high QC standards and innovation, Apex helps remove the anilox from the list of variables. With the advent of Apexs GTT engravings, ink release has never been more predictable.